Picnics at Tintagel Old Post Office

The back garden of Tintagel Old Post Office

The cottage garden at Tintagel Old Post Office offers a retreat from the bustling village high-street and is a peaceful place for picnics and pasties.

The garden that you see today has been this size since Victorian times and is presented by Kate the Gardener in a Cornish cottage style, with a mix of plants, flowers and herbs that you would expect to see during this period. Many of the flowers are fragrant and favourites with buzzing bees.

Picnics are allowed and you are welcome to bring pasties, ice-creams and the like from the many food outlets in Tintagel village into the back garden.
 
The garden has two small lawns, two benches and there is seating near the back of the garden by the millstone, as well as several low walls to sit on.
 
The cottage garden offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling village high-street
A couple enjoying a picnic in the cottage garden
The cottage garden offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling village high-street
 
The garden is south-facing so the lawn is a real suntrap. The old slate walls of the house drown out much of the noise from the village, so it is a peaceful area to picnic in.
 
On fair-weather days, garden games such as noughts-and-crosses and dominoes will be on the lawn and the dressing-up trunk filled with Victorian-style costume so you can really look the part - adult sizes are available too!
 
Browse the millstone area for a bargain in the second-hand book sale or pick up a plant from the plant sale for your own garden or that of a green-fingered friend. All proceeds help to look after the house and garden.
 
As Tintagel Old Post Office is less than a mile away from the South West Coast Path, the cottage garden is a favourite stop-off point for walkers and a good place to take backpacks off and rest weary feet ahead of the next step in your journey.
 
Please note: unfortunately we cannot allow any animals other than guidedogs into the house or garden.